Your gym or fitness centre is a great place to lose weight, but does it also make you lose your health? Do you find your staff or customers sneezing or complaining of allergies? Is there a musty smell that’s hard to get rid of?
Gyms and fitness centres are a breeding ground for a host of germs and bacteria that can quickly spread if left unsanitized. Every equipment in a gym is touched by countless grimy, sweaty hands. The carpet has to withstand heavy foot traffic from morning until night under numerous weather conditions. 80% of germs spread through contact with unsanitary surfaces such as the fitness equipment, water fountains, locker rooms and bathrooms. It’s important to use the right tools and services to clean without infecting others. Toxic cleaning products are known to create adverse health conditions in sensitive individuals.
It goes without saying that the best way to keep such public areas meticulously clean is by hiring trained professionals. In the case of gyms where the area is cluttered with expensive, delicate equipment, daily cleaning and sanitizing is a must. Take a look at what really needs to be done to make sure your fitness centre is not just a great place for weight loss but also to gain health.
How to Keep a Gym or Fitness Centre Sanitized
- Hand-Sanitizers: A great way to keep grime and bacteria from dirty, sweaty fingers infecting others is my installing hand sanitizers, tissues and paper towels near the machines. Encourage people to use them before and after touching the equipment.
- Non-Toxic Disinfectants: Use non-toxic products to wipe the equipment several times a day. Many customers or staff members may be sensitive to the smell of chemicals or be allergic to them. Wiping them with disinfectants is a good preventive measure.
- Get Rid of Odours: All those sweaty bodies in an enclosed area can create a musty smell that’s hard to notice if you are in there, but customers may find it unpleasant. Clean the carpets daily with a high-powered vacuum to minimize allergens. Steam clean every few months to remove stains from beverages and protein shakes. Have the lockers cleaned with disinfectants to get rid of heavy odours. Get greasy stains off machines and accessories.
- Clean Washrooms: Washrooms in gyms and fitness centres are the hardest to deal with but absolutely necessary because of frequent use throughout the day. Call professional cleaners to scrub the toilets, showers, bathroom floors, lockers, saunas and vanity. Look for soap scum, grout, water stains, mould and get them cleaned thoroughly with the right tools by professionals to keep them sparkling and hygienic.
Kirei Cleaning Services, Vancouver
For residential commercial and professional janitorial services, call Kirei Cleaning Services. We are a leading provider of cleaning services with an outstanding reputation for quality and integrity throughout the lower mainland Vancouver area. We have experience cleaning gyms and fitness centres to ensure optimal sanitization and high standards of hygiene from the reception area to the equipment, locker rooms and washrooms. Call us to know our affordable quotes and fix a regular cleaning schedule.